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/ru:/ v. Syn. regret; lament; mourn
feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for; mourn
Tina seemed to [___] the night she met Tony and wondered how she ever fell for such a jerk.


Spelling Word: rue
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/sə'gæsətɪ/ n.
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
She was half sorry her [___] had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.


Spelling Word: sagacity
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/skɜrdʒ/ n. Syn. lash; whip
whip used to inflict punishment; severe punishment
They feared the plague and regarded it as a deadly [___].


Spelling Word: scourge
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/'skru:tɪnaɪz/;/-tənaɪz/ v.
examine closely and critically
Searching for flaws, the sergeant wanted to [___] every detail of the private's uniform.


Spelling Word: scrutinize
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/'saɪnɪkjʊə(r)/ n.
well-paid position with little responsibility
My job is no sinecure; I work long hours and have much responsibility.


Spelling Word: sinecure
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/'sɪnɪstə(r)/ a. Syn. evil
suggesting or threatening evil
In sudden panic, she's convinced someone [___] is trying to push her from the train.


Spelling Word: sinister
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/'tændʒɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. real; palpable
able to be touched; real or concrete; palpable
It'll take awhile before GM's new direction shows up in [___] new products at the dealership.


Spelling Word: tangible
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/'tæntəmaʊnt/ a.
equivalent in effect or value
Though Rudy claimed his wife was off visiting friends, his shriek of horror when she walked into the room was [___] to a confession that he believed she was dead.


Spelling Word: tantamount
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/'tɛmpər(ə)l/ a. Syn. secular
not lasting forever; limited by time; secular or civil; of material world; worldly
By passing both laws in [___] proximity to one another, Arizona has revealed itself to have great anxiety not merely about illegal immigration in this nation, but about diversity itself.


Spelling Word: temporal
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/jʊtɪlɪ'tɛərɪən/ a. Syn. practical; useful
practical and functional, not just for show
Do not forget those [___] steel tables when moving.


Spelling Word: utilitarian